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Free telematics server software for everyone

Freematics Hub is a free telematics server software that is based on the design of Freematics Hub and is perfect for use with Freematics ONE+ (and literally any programmable telematics devices). It runs on any computer and turns it into a telematics data center that receives and stores data from remote telematics devices through cellular network, WIFI or even USB. Live data and geographic locations are stored as local files and instantly displayed on a concept user interface. More importantly, the software running as a server provides a set of REST APIs for access live and history data for further development.

We will release the software together with Freematics ONE+ shortly.

UPDATE (July 3rd): Beta version now available for downloading!

By |June 21st, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on Free telematics server software for everyone

Freematics ONE now comes with 3G xBee module

We have been working on a new 3G WCDMA/GSM xBee module for Freematics ONE vehicle data logger. It’s based on SIMCOM SIM5360E.  Comparing to former SIM800L based GSM/GPRS xBee module, the new comer will provide a faster data link and more importantly continue to work in regions where 2G network is about to be shut down (like Australia).

Today we are happy to announce the release of the new module as a new option for Freematics ONE, which can be ordered and shipped with Freematics ONE right away. Head to our online store to place your order now.

 

By |March 4th, 2017|News & Events|Comments Off on Freematics ONE now comes with 3G xBee module

Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250

Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250 MEMS sensor! The supporting Arduino library and example sketches (in Github) have been updated for 9-axis MEMS data access. To order Freematics ONE with MPU-9250, make sure to choose MPU-9250 in MEMS option on the order page.

Code clip of accessing MEMS data.

int acc[3]; // accelerometer data
int gyr[3]; // gyroscope data
int mag[3]; // magnetometer data
int temp; // device temperature (in 0.1 celcius degree)
if (memsRead(acc, gyr, mag, &temp)) {
  // success
  ...
}
By |October 24th, 2016|News & Events|Comments Off on Freematics ONE now comes with MPU-9250

Freematics ONE at a Closer Look

The hardware development of Freematics ONE is finalized and first batch of 500pcs has been manufactured and is now being tested. Since many have expressed interest in the new product, we hereby publish some close look pictures and details of it.

 

Specifications:

  • STM32 based OBD-II solution (CAN BUS, K-line, NMEA parsing)
  • Compatible with Arduino UNO/Bluno (ATmega328p main controller)
  • STM32 and ATmega328p connected by SPI
  • TI CC2540 based BLE & USB connectivity
  • MPU-6050 MEMS module (accelerometer, gyroscope, temperature sensors)
  • Built-in xBee socket for exchangeable wireless communication modules (GSM, WIFI, xBee)
  • SIM800L xBee module with self-popping micro SIM socket
  • Self-popping microSD slot with cover
  • Molex connector for external GPS receiver
  • Enclosure dimensions: 60x48x20mm

 

Features

  • Powered from OBD-II port (low power consumption)
  • Programmable as an Arduino UNO (sketch uploaded via USB or BLE)
  • Rapid access to OBD-II PIDs (including VIN)
  • Reading and clearing trouble code (DTC)
  • Measuring G-force with accelerometer
  • Measuring battery voltage with built-in voltmeter
  • BLE wireless communication with iOS and Android devices
  • WIFI and cellular network support (by xBee modules)
  • High update rate GPS positioning (by external GPS receiver)
  • microSD data storage up to 32GB
  • Upgrading OBD-II solution firmware via USB

 

If you are a developer, you may have interest to take a look at the open-source reference firmware (a.k.a sketch) that is still being developed.

By |November 30th, 2015|News & Events, Updates|Comments Off on Freematics ONE at a Closer Look

Freematics ONE is coming soon!

This will push the bond between open-source hardware and vehicle telematics to next level! Please stay tuned for update.

FreematicsONE_enclosure

By |November 26th, 2015|News & Events|Comments Off on Freematics ONE is coming soon!

2,000th shipment dispatched today

Today we dispatched our 2,000th shipment. It has been just 2 years for Freematics to grow from a hobby project about OBD-II and Arduino exhibited on a stall at Maker Faire to a series of products shipped worldwide on daily basis. A big thank you to all our customers around the globe for your trust! It just feels so good to create something that is needed by many people. The most exciting thing is not about the past but about the new ideas we have on our new products. Just can’t stop moving forward!

By |October 5th, 2015|News & Events|Comments Off on 2,000th shipment dispatched today

Updates about next generation Freematics Vehicle Data Logger

As you may or may not know, we are working intensively on the next generation of Freematics Vehicle Data Logger.

telematics_adapter_prototype_pcb

By |September 19th, 2015|News & Events, Updates|Comments Off on Updates about next generation Freematics Vehicle Data Logger

Spec for next generation Freematics Vehicle Data Logger

Here comes the spec for the next generation of Freematics Vehicle Data Logger which is under intensive development.

  • Directly plugged in and powered from OBD-II port
  • Rapid access (up to 100 readouts per second) to OBD-II PIDs (including VIN & DTC)
  • microSD seat for data storage up to 32GB
  • MPU-6050 6-axis MEMS module for measuring lateral G-force
  • Voltmeter for measuring battery voltage
  • BLE module for wireless data communication with iOS and Android devices
  • Micro USB port for live data access and history data downloading
  • Firmware upgradable via BLE and USB
  • SIM800 GSM module (micro SIM required) with GSM location support
  • 10Hz U-Blox G7020 GPS module (external)
  • Arduino compatible (ATMega328p as controller, Arduino libraries available for accessing all components)
  • Dimensions: 60x48x20mm
By |September 17th, 2015|News & Events, Updates|Comments Off on Spec for next generation Freematics Vehicle Data Logger